Will Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri break scoring record vs. Raiders?
The Colts have the greatest kicker of all-time on their roster. He is close to breaking the all-time scoring record. Will he do it on Sunday?
Adam Vinatieri had a very uncharacteristic week against the Bills. He missed two extra points for the first time in his career. But the Colts are very confident in him. He finished that game 5 points away from the record. Will he finish on Sunday as the new record holder?
Based on the amount of points that will be scored in this game, it seems safe to say that Vinatieri will break it this week. Last week he didn’t break it because he was hurt. This week he should be more healthy and he should be able to make easy kicks.
Now because he is so close, he really would only need to kick one field goal and a couple of extra points to break it. But with how well the Colts offense looked last week, expect him to need to kick a few more extra points than that. That’s the way he would like to have it as well.
Vinatieri will tell you this record isn’t about him. It’s about team. It’s about the great teams he has played with and the success that they have had. Team success has allowed Vinatieri the opportunity to kick as well as he has for as long as he has.
Of course he is right, but it is about him as well. He has been the epitome of success in his long 22 year career. He also doesn’t show many signs of slowing down. Vinatieri has said he wants to keep kicking as long as his body will let him.
Hopefully he gets to break this great record on Sunday. I expect him to. But more importantly, he just wants to help the team win.